Makes a variety of breads
Achieves consistent results
Easy to experiment with ingredients
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Great bread each time.
Been using this for years for Sourdough and pizza dough. I did try a lot of the other recipes but while they were tasty, I like my Sourdough. Also good for plain white loaf.
The only downside is when it finishes the sound is very quiet and I always set an alarm because you'll miss getting the bread out (which you need to do asap)
Purchased in November 2019 at Myer.
Simply perfect every time
Bought from HN ,i decided this was the year to make bread, carefully chose the machine and OML i cannot fault it i have used Laucke flour and All about Bread flour,astounding results every single time iv made soy and linseed ,multigrain and pumpernickel, even taken to making it for the neighbours , im so thrilled with it,the cost was $250 the flours average at $15-20 a 5kg bag yeast $4 ,i dont need to queue for bread or check the freshness or ask for a later dated loaf i just pop in the ingredients press menu press start and depending on menu a...few hrs later i have fresh wonderful bread,i want to try seeded bread but as iv read the reviews it says they can scratch the pan ,does anyone have any tips,i love it that much im taking in the caravan with us so we can continue having wonderful bread
Purchased in May 2021 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $250.00.
Great for every day baking
This is our first bread maker and after 6 months of use it's hard to imagine being without it. It's so easy to use that my husband (who couldn't cook to save himself, not even as much as to fry an egg) has suddenly taken on the baking duty. He loads it up before going to bed and puts it on timer so that it's finished baking in the morning. It's so nice waking up to the aroma of freshly baked bread. We found that the longer it bakes, the better it comes out. The "rushed" 4 hour bread does't come out as large and fluffy as the the loaves that sit in the bread maker overnight before being cooked.
Purchased in December 2020 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores.
Love love love my Panasonic SD 2501
I bought my machine about 12 months ago and use it regularly. I use Laucke bread mixes, The Spelt loaf, Multigrain Soy and Linseed and right now have a Brioche Loaf on. It is soo easy. Photo is a Spelt Loaf.
Purchased in July 2020 for $349.00.
No need to consider other Brands - Buy this.
I can't fault this machine. This is my third bread maker and by far the best, I hope Panasonic keeps making it - just as it is. I have owned it for more 4 years, using it 3-5 times a week for bread, pizza, dough etc, nothing beats waking to the smell of fresh baked bread. It still looks new, everything functions perfectly and the results are consistently fantastic.
Purchased in July 2017 at Myer for $239.00.
A must have machine in our household - paid for itself in cash and kind many times over!
Purchased This machine on the 24th July 2017 as a replacement to a competitor product that failed after a year and have baked over 800 loaves of bread since with the only failure being the depositor (which I have immobilized). The machine is used daily. I have a preferred brand of flour, and instant yeast. I weigh the flour/oil/butter/water on a scale. The results are consistent with only minor variations that are related to ambient conditions. Have baked a number of different types of bread from the recipe book all of which were up to expectat...ion. I also make dough for "artisan" bread, buns and pizzas. Family and visitors always ask for "a slice of your bread" in preference to store bought bread. Have also brought bread to family functions were it is disappears with alacrity.
Purchased in July 2017 at Beds n Dreams VIC, Dandenong South for $140.00.
My new love!
After much research & reviews settled on this bread maker. Honestly the best investment I’ve made! Followed the instructions very nervously & bread was absolutely PERFECT! The 75/15 wholemeal is our favourite.
Purchased in August 2020 at Myer.
Panasonic SD2501 breadmaker - fantastic
Easy to use, follow the instructions. I've made 2 loaves so far and they have turned out fantastic. Many more loaves to come. Nothing better than the smell of fresh baked bread.....fabtabulous!
I have just bought this machine. I didn't quite believe one could dump measured ingredients into the bread pan, dial a few buttons, and wait a few hours until bread was cooked. It worked. There is a bar display to indicate what stage the bread is at. My first loaf, precise ingredients, was for a 50/50 white and whole meal. I chose the smallest size, medium. The resultant loaf was huge. It had the texture and taste of shop-bought bread, with a hint of yeastiness. I could smell the yeast in the kitchen for 24 hours. Time to tweak ingredients for ...my second loaf: less yeast, salt and sugar. This crusty soft white loaf was slightly smaller and tasted much better. I have to cut the loaves lengthwise horizontally to get suitable small slices for my diabetic needs, and to fit the toaster. One must use the correct flours and yeast. I bought the 2.4 kg boxes of local Adelaide Hills miller, Laucke, which contains the correct bread flours, in four bags, and a sachet of yeast. There are many varieties of bread available in this range. Each box makes 4-6 loaves. Alas, no using up of any old plain flour one may have. The machine: It looks good, but is big and it does take up a lot of bench space. It can't be put under high cupboards, because the open height is 24", (61 cms), and one still has to twist and lift the bread pan out with an oven glove. It also needs to be away from surfaces that can burn, such as wood. I have Caesar Stone. I pull the machine over to the middle of the bench to use. None of the components can be put in a dishwasher. The bread pan is non-stick and responds well to a wipe over. The bread must be taken out immediately the cycle is finished. The end of cycle beeper is faint, but it does repeat a few times. I know I would not hear it if I was watching television, or was in a far room. I put on my very loud timer as well. The kneading blade leaves a small hole, about 5 cents size, in the bottom of the loaf. The brochure of 48 pages: At last! This was a decent size booklet with lots of explanation. Good pictures. Lots of recipes for bread, dough, additives such as herbs, fruit, and nuts, and making jam. Small print at times, but NO bikini print: (itsy bitsy teeny weeny, which needs a magnifying glass plus specs). Other domestic product manufacturers take note. I am pleased to say I know I will enjoy using this. Post script: I have now veered away from the standard recipes. I can leave out the sugar, salt, butter and powdered milk so long as I activate the yeast in a little warm water first. I tried the 'adding extra ingredients' function. (I finely chopped some sunflower kernels). The machine made a clunking noise when the trapdoor released, and afterwards there was a low knocking sound with the extra kneading. No bother if you know what is happening.
Purchased in October 2020 at Appliances Online for $289.00.
Brilliance at its best
This machine is tops. I bake at least two loaves of bread a week. I usually purchase a complete bread mix, then add such items as Chia seeds. I mainly bake a type of wholegrain, but have successfully baked several types of RYE.For a nice tasting bread for toast I bake a white with extra fibre and add FROZEN BACKBERRIES. I must admit that I very rarely follow recipes from the book supplied but still have a 99% success rate. This machine is excellent.Do not be afraid to experiment with this machine.
Purchased in March 2012 for $198.00.
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Excellent Bread Maker for me
Bought about 18 years ago and have been baking 1 or 2 loaves a week. "Best bread ever" eaters comments. Machine showing signs of age. Plastic on lip of lid brittle and breaking. Buying a new one. It will probably outlive me. Only failures were my errors.
Purchased in June 2000.
I bought the Panasonic SD 2501 at Bridgetown Retravision , after a lot of research. No regrets.
It's whisper quiet, and bakes a beautiful loaf. I've so far made a herb and garlic loaf, plain white loaf and today a rye load. They were all fabulous. I didn't use premixes, the recipes in the book that comes with it are easy to follow, and the machine does the rest. Have had Breville in the past, but this machine is outstanding
Purchased in August 2020 at RetraVision for $275.00.
Perfect - even for a novice like me
My husband purchased this for me as I wanted to try my hand at making our own bread. Because I had never used a bread maker before, I read the manual and watched a few youtube videos and I was on my way!
The machine is super simple to use and the manual provides a lot of information and recipes to ensure your success when making bread
Clean up is also a breeze, I cannot fault this machine at all
I have tried making both white and wholemeal bread, and my husband absolutely loved it
I have not made the fancy breads yet, have just stuck to white ...
Purchased in July 2020 at The Good Guys for $250.00.
Fruit and nut dispenser
I have had my 2501 bread machine for about 10 years and have had 2 recipes published in Product Review. About 6 months ago the plastic clip holding the bottom of the fruit and nut dispenser broke weakened by the regular heat when baking. I repaired it twice using Loctite cement but that didn't last. I looked around the 'Net' and found the best price for a new dispenser at Fruugo Aust. for $58.00 including delivery. I will keep the defective dispenser and use it for all loaves except fruit and nut by fitting a bolt and nut into the hole used by ...the broken clip. I will use the new dispenser only for fruit and nut loaves and with limited use should last a long time. Prices from other spare parts suppliers were as high as $95 and from the UK you can buy a metal clip made by 3D printing for $110 including delivery. Bake on,Rob Thomas.
Purchased at The Good Guys for $300.00.
Great bread maker
It’s a great bread maker And has been absolutely perfect cooking bread or making pizza dough nearly every day, but after 5y the paddle and pan have lost their non stick coating and motor on pizza mode seems to have lost grunt. The toss up is will the next one loose it’s coating
Purchased in March 2015.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone else had a problem with their machine jumping off the counter top?
Never had that issue. To be honest because of the rubber stabilisers my bread maker doesn't move at all. What surface is it on? Do you have it sitting on a tray or similar? I think if your getting that much vibrations you may need to contact Panasonic.
Mine did in the beginning. I walked in and saw it teetering on the edge of the table top, one leg off and ready to take a dive. Since then I have it right in the middle of the table, just in case. I have noticed that if I am making something using the rye paddle (larger paddle) it can move a bit. Same with pasta dough. But mostly it doesn't move now, and certainly doesn't move with the smaller loaves and normal recipes that need less of a thumping. It's not vibrations, it's the larger amount of dough being thrown around inside it. My best advice would be that until the feet are less new, place it in the middle of a larger bench or table that does not have a high gloss finish.
Maybe get some of those square rubber jar lid openers to put under the feet for now. And also check your liquid levels in the recipes are exact, so the dough is not too stiff. I know I was a bit casual about that in the beginning :P All the best.
My Sunbeam died after 12 years and always produced great loaves of bread. I purchased the SD2501 on Friday, two rock hard loaves but not cooked and sticky. My chooks are eating it. All ingredients as suggested for NZ recipes. Would love some tips as ready to throw the breadmaker in the bin.
Hi denise i make a loaf e other day and have since may I dont have any problems ,wished i could help you or fwd any knowledge your way,I use tap water flour and yeast and put it in that order I use a basic programme usually 1 or 6 also make fruit toast and seeded bread and honestly have no problems with it I even make bread for my neighbour
Hi Denise, best to give our customer service team a call on 132600 and they will help you get the perfect loaf of bread,
Could I buy a rye paddle to fit in SD500?
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- The Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker has 13 baking programs and 3 different crust colours and loaf sizes, helping you make the perfect loaf for you.
- One of these programs is a Gluten Free Mode which lets you easily make gluten-free bread, making it suitable for people with a range of dietary needs and preferences.
- A Specialty Mode also lets you make spelt bread, which has a wider variety of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals than conventional wheat, and is said to be beneficial for your digestive health.
- This model can also make jam and compote, letting you make the bread and the spread you put on it.
- It also has an automatic raisin and nut dispenser that adds and evenly distributes these ingredients throughout the dough, meaning you don’t have to worry about these bits dropping to the bottom of your bread loaf.
- A 13 hour digital timer lets you enjoy freshly baked bread whenever you like.
- The bread maker also has a Diamond-Fluro coated bread pan and kneading blade to help stop your bread sticking to the pan, making cleaning a whole lot easier.
- This unit costs $329.
Points of praise:
- Most reviewers found that this bread maker was effective in making a variety of breads, from the dough through to the finished product, whether it was a loaf, buns, or pizza bases.
- Reviewers noted that it also produced consistent results, making baking a loaf almost foolproof.
- The bread maker is highly durable, and lasts a long time even with thorough use, according to reviewers.
- Reviewers also appreciated how easy it was to experiment with different ingredients, saying that it was easy to add ingredients such as fruits (including frozen fruit), seeds, herbs, and garlic.
|Max Loaf Size||1.2 kg|
|Features||Automatic Ingredients Dispenser, Gluten Free Setting and Jam & Compote Mode|
|Preset Timer||13 hours|
|Dimensions||382 x 256 x 389 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 year(s)|
|Colour / Finish||White|
|Release date||Dec 2011|
- MPN: 1921, 35902769, PSD2501, SD-2501 and SD2501
- GTIN13: 5025232611966 and 8887549410017
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